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Temba Mliswa: Ousted VP Mujuru Too Silent, Has Abandoned Expelled Zanu PF Activists

  • Gibbs Dube

FILE: Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman and lawmaker, Temba Peter Mliswa, seen outside the Chinhoyi magistrates' court recently where he was facing charges of allegedly stealing firearms. (Photo: Arthur Chigoriwa)

FILE: Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman and lawmaker, Temba Peter Mliswa, seen outside the Chinhoyi magistrates' court recently where he was facing charges of allegedly stealing firearms. (Photo: Arthur Chigoriwa)

Expelled Zanu PF lawmaker, Temba Mliswa, says ousted former Vice President Joice Mujuru is failing to protect her supporters who were booted out of the ruling party for allegedly planning to topple President Robert Mugabe.

Mliswa told journalists in Harare on Thursday that Mrs. Mujuru's supporters of her movement believed to be named Zanu PF People First are concerned about her silence on violence in Hurungwe West where he is contesting as an independent candidate and other regions.

But Gumbo, who has been speaking on behalf of Mrs. Mujuru following their expulsion from Zanu PF, was quick to rebuke Mliswa saying he is free to join any party if he feels that the former vice president is not doing anything to cater for his political needs.

Mrs. Mujuru was ousted from the party last December together with some senior members including former party spokesman, Rugare Gumbo, and former secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa.

Some critics have been infuriated about Mrs. Mujuru’s delay in announcing her next move following her ouster, noting that she appears to be running out of ideas.

Studio 7 could not reach the former vice president for comment as her mobile phone was switched off.

Stay tuned as we will give you more details about violence ahead of the June parliamentary by-elections

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